May 2020

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Notes: 

–Dried flowers from @gabigails’ wedding bouquet

–Preparation samples for dyeing experiments

–Tomato seedings for the garden

–Red onion skin natural dye with iron

–Yellow onion skin natural dye with iron

–Spring growth: pear blossoms, rhubarb, woad, dandelions

–Winding machine spun singles onto a cone for plying

–Garden update

–Rosemary Dandelion Shortbread (https://gathervictoria.com/2014/04/06/sweet-savoury-dandelion-rosemary-shortbread/)

–Seam finishing and patching on handwoven pants with 1” cotton twill tape

–Snow showers in May

–Machine knit hat – Brother KH836e, dial tension 8 with punch card pattern – Cloudborn Highland Fingering in Black, Once Upon a Corgi yarn “Queequeg” from the Series of Unfortunate Events club colorways

— Tea dye with iron

–Yoke Sweater by Susan Guagliumi (from her website/newsletter) – yarn reclaimed from a previous sweater – KH 836e, dial 8 – hand knit garter band using US 1/ 2.25 mm needles

— Jedi Symbol cross stitch – pattern by WootGraphicDesign on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/WootGraphicDesign) – 14 count black aida, DMC embroidery floss

–Rice Fields by Elzbieta Torenc (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rice-fields) – US 3/3.25mm needles – Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light for Black and Legacy Fiber Artz Hocus Pocus colorways

–Singer 20-10 Sewhandy 1950’s toy sewing machine restoration – Machine is oiled and running.

–Case for Singer Sewhandy – Cleaned, but the plastic and fabric coverings were peeling away from the wooden base. Case has been stripped and sanded. Side panels have been reclaimed and re-stitched to be used as interior covering. New side panels have been cut and punched for sewing.

— Fingerloop braid (5 strands) in white crochet cotton for 990 AD Salazar Slytherin

–Star Wars Halloween Pajamas – pajama pants pattern by 5 Out of 4 Patterns (https://5outof4.com/), pajama shirt pattern by So Sew Easy (https://so-sew-easy.com

— tablet weaving sample from Card Weaving by Candace Crockett in scrap finger weight wool yarn

— Self Draft Pirate Pants – hand dyed linen

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Transcript:

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So it’s Friday May 8th. I don’t think
I’ve talked on this vlog yet, but Little

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Miss Penny decided we need to come out
here so she can chase mice and that so I

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can get my daily dose of garden time.
There’s some new things in here that I

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haven’t shown, I don’t think, or if I have
it’s been with no explanation on

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Instagram. There’s this concrete slab
which has been added to the garden which

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I had my dad rescue from the depths of
some overgrown behind a garbage shed

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area. This is a thing that me and all
three of my siblings did in 1996 when my

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youngest brother was born. It’s eroded
quite a bit since then so not all of our

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hand and foot prints are visible, but
they were all on there at one point and

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it was being overgrown so I figured
might as well use it to stop some weeds

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from growing and we can look at it. So my
madder is coming up. This one never came

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back up which is what I expected that
one wasn’t doing well in the fall so

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I’ll just probably just plant marigolds there in that tire,

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but my other
madders have all seemed to come up.

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Dahlias will be in the wheelbarrow again.
I’ve got some I think coleus seeds that

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I’m gonna put in this bed.
Oh my raspberries. So I went around the

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yard- some of these were here before but
some of them were not- but I went around

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the yard and any inconvenient raspberry
vines- oh, that one I think is not happy,

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but it’ll grow back next year. And I
relocated them to this fence because I

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removed all the invasive viney things
that were on this fence and I brought

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raspberries over. This one’s not happy
right now but the thing about raspberries is

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that they never truly leave you. This is
new. This is an old light fixture from

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the basement. We took the lights out. I’m
gonna put dirt in here. Put some herbs up

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there. There’s this kitchen chair here
now. The leg came

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completely off and while it could be
repaired technically, it is not an easy

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repair. So my dad said it’s not worth it.
So I dug in the legs so that it won’t

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collapse and hopefully that pot will get
a little bit more, you know, sun and won’t

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be completely covered by leave. So
nothing’s been planted ye.t I basically

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can’t plant until after Memorial Day.

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Connecticut / New England weather is a
fickle thing. We’re predicted to possibly

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have snow showers tomorrow. Here are the
woads these days. They are super tall and

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they’re starting to flower which is
interesting. We had a pallet sitting in

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the back. I filled it with dirt. I have to
fill up the front and stick a board

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there or just fill up the front so that
nobody tries to live there. Rhubarb is

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happily chugging along and then I’ve
sort of reinforced the fence and set up

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my trellises for the squash bed. I’m
gonna put the squash in this bed this

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year. Back into our yard, Pen. Back into
our yard. Come on. Troublemaker.

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I’ll go get her. So that’s what the
gardens looking like right now. Excuse me,

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I’m trying to vlog here, Penny. She is
impatient because we said we were gonna

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go on a walk. We’re just waiting for mom
to finish up some stuff- oh goodbye,

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voice. All right so that’s gonna do it
for this clip, I guess. Say bye to the

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vlog, Pen. Pen, say bye to the vlog.

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Hello, it is Sunday May 24th and I
haven’t done a terrible a lot of

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vlogging in this vlog episode of the
podcast. Um mostly what I’ve been doing

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this week is reading which has been
super great, but that doesn’t really, you

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know, film well. So I haven’t filmed very
much of anything this week. I did get in

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a cheeky purchase which is a Singer

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20-10 Sewhandy toy hand-turned sewing
machine which is super tiny and super

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exciting. I did oil that up and clean it
out a little bit. It did come with the

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case, but the case was not in good shape.
I do have to replace the little wooden

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pieces in the bottom of the case that
hold the sewing machine in and when I

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went to go clean the case- I don’t know
if these clips will be before or after

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this clip, but when I went to go clean
the case the- basically anything that was

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glued down started peeling up and I was
just using a little bit of dish soap in

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some warm water.
I wasn’t soaking the thing, but all the

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edges started coming unglued all the
cardboard on the interior was falling

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out so I decided instead of trying to
preserve what’s essentially old-timey

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shellacked plastic, I decided I’m gonna
refinish this case since I have to do

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work on it anyway. The only thing I’m not-
I mean I’m not replacing the actual

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structure of the case. I’m not replacing
the hardware except for the nails that I

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had to remove for those little wooden
bits that hold the sewing machine in. So

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I’m going to sand down the wood because
the outer like the sides of the case

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are wood. The front and back are
cardboard so I will be recovering those,

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but I’m gonna sand down the wood that I’ll be kind of- just cover that camera. Get

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all the kind of old shellac glue stuff
off and see if I can just stain that

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wood so I don’t have to mess with trying
to recover around the hardware since I

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do everything the hard way. So that’s my
plan with that. The past couple days has been

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more computer stuff. I’ll turn this
camera around and show you. So over here

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on the Mac Mini, I’ve been playing around
with new editing software. I have been

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using iMovie since I bought this Mac
Mini, but I have feelings about Apple

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products and how they lock you in and I
don’t like it.

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So I’m trying a new editing software
while I’ve got iMovie because I don’t

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want to rely on it forever. This is Lightworks. It’s an open-source free editing

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software and there’s a there’s a
learning curve. It’s not very intuitive,

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but it is reminding me of Sony Vegas.
I used to use Sony Vegas 9 to edit

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YouTube videos years and years ago, but
it’s got similar capabilities to what

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Sony Vegas 9 did. So I’m learning this. So
I have no idea when this May video is

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going to come out because I’m playing
around with that and hopefully finishing

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this month’s vlog on it. This is like-
I’m just working on a few clips at a

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time right now trying to get into the
habit of doing a little bit of editing

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every couple of days so I don’t have to
spend two or three days editing super

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long videos.

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Hello. So today is Wednesday May 26th, the
Wednesday after Memorial Day, and it’s

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gardening time because I have not been
pulling weeds which means that the

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garden looks a little bit like this
after an hour so of chopping down wild

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onions. Just wild onion shredding
everywhere. I have pulled half of the

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weeds out of this bed because there are
actually hollyhocks growing in there.

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Also these woads are crazy. Look at them.
They’re giant. I’m seated on this little

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wheelbarrow thing that my parents got me
for this exact purpose because crouching

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to deal with these wild onions takes a
lot out of you. Like this is basically

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what the whole garden has looked like.
This jungle here. Because stuff likes to

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grow and I’m not really concerned about
yanking out all the weeds in the paths

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just because that would take me a
thousand years so I’m just using these

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guys to basically mow them down a bit.
But I do have to be more conscientious

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of other stuff that’s trying to grow in
these beds like that bit of something

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that’s growing in that box back there.
It’s giant.

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I haven’t planted anything yet. Those are
my thymes from last year and of course

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the woads because it keeps getting cold.

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Usually for this area of Connecticut you
really don’t want to plant anything

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until after Memorial Day. So that was
this past weekend. Last year I planted, I

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think the weekend after? Or maybe two
weeks after. So I just want to get this

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ready in case the weather hits a
consistent temperature streak so I can

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get my plants out here. You can see my
seedlings are all the way over there

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hanging out. I did sunburn my tomatoes a
little bit. hmmm, I’ve never successfully

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managed to plant seedlings before, so you
live and learn. But they seem okay.

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Like, none of them seem to be dying. My
lettuces are a little rough. The seeds I

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got from Fedco seeds by accident are a
lot less hearty than that ones I picked

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up from Ocean State Job Lot for what, 50
cents? Yeah cuz they’re- they’re not the

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you know big-time commercial crossbred
to be the hardiest thing on the planet

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seeds, so I’m hoping some of them
survive because romaine lettuce would

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be great, but we’ll see what happens. It’s
always- I’m terrible at keeping track of

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things and also like taking notes on
stuff that I’m doing wrong, so we just

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hope I remember stuff. So I’m gonna get
back to these weeds and hopefully at

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least have clear pathways. Before anybody
asks so I’ve got cardboard down. That

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used to be- where those buckets are, that
used to be a bed but it was the- the wood

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around the bed had so completely rotted away

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and the mound had like washed out so
last year I just put these pots there

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and if you don’t pay attention to it, in
a week the things in the pots are

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completely blocked by wild onions. So I
had some spare cardboard I put it down.

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Ideally, I’ll put some mulch around there
as well to cover the cardboard but for

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now it’s just cardboard. That’ll
disintegrate in the rain and stuff, but

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you know it’ll block the worst of the
onions for right now it’s not pretty but

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it’ll do the job.

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So I have finished my sort of flannel
cotton Halloween Star Wars pajamas just

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in time for the muggy start of summer.
I have great timing. So I used two

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different patterns.
I used 5 out of 4 patterns pajama

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pants for the pajama pants. It’s a free
pattern by 5 out of 4 patterns.

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Just a simple elastic waistband and
pockets. I did remember to put a tag in

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the back of this pair of pajama pants
because there is a front and a back

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piece. The front pieces are a little bit
narrower than the back pieces. I did not

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do this in the first pair of pajama
pants I made from this pattern and it

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causes me consternation every time, so I
remember to do that for this pair.

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Nothing fancy, just a regular hem. There’s
no piping on this pair or anything

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because they’re pajama pants. They don’t
need to be that fancy. The interior edges

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are all zigzagged because they’re
pajamas and I wasn’t going to put that

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much effort into finishing the seams, but
that’s a, you know, a nice basic pajama

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pants pattern that I really like. I don’t
recall the range of sizes, but I think

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once you make one pair of pajama pants
it’s pretty easy to adjust as needed

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because they’re fairly simple
construction. This is the top of the

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pajamas. I used the unisex pajama top
from So Sew Easy. Let’s see if we can

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focus on my pattern envelope. There we go.

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Like I said it’s a free pattern. For a
free pattern it’s pretty decent. I did

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have some pet peeves about it. Let me
just scoot to the camera so we can have

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a look. I did do the option with the
piping. This is just- knock this camera

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around. I did do the option with the
piping. This is just some store-bought

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piping I got from Joann’s. I made the, I
think it was the size large, and this is

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the remnants from two packages of that
piping. So if you’re going any larger, you

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might want to get a third package if
you’re going to do pockets and you know

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just for safety’s sake. I had no idea so
I bought four. That’s how I roll. So, yes.

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This does have front patch pockets with
the piping on. There are four buttons.

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These were buttons that I had in the
correct size. I keep stepping on the

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tripod. So they’re not the greatest match
to this fabric but they’re you know

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decent. So a couple of pet peeves I had
with this pattern just so that you’re

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aware. The inside has this placket facing
because this- not placket facing, just

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facing. That’s the word that I want
because this part of the collar turns

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outword, but it doesn’t give you any way
to secure this in the pattern. I ended up

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practicing some quick felling stitches
just by practicing picking up that like

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one thread to hand sew this down, but it
doesn’t give you any suggested way of

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getting this down. It also doesn’t
suggest any top stitching. I did a little

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bit of top stitching just kind of around
where the piping is because I’m used to

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doing that.

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Another pet peeve of mine and, again this
is a free pattern so it’s not a huge

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deal, it’s a- it was just roadblocks that
I ran into because I had to figure

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something out instead of just following
the tutorial. The way the pattern

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designer has you attached this collar
was just all the raw edges together and

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then surging them, but didn’t give you an
option for if you didn’t have a serger

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and since this is going to be right on
the neck and it’s a pair of pajamas, I

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would imagine that a serged edge or a
zigzag edge would not be terribly

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comfortable. Maybe I’m wrong, but it it
just didn’t seem correct for a collar

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edge so what I ended up doing was I
opened up these two layers for the

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collar sewed the back and the this layer
together and then folded under this top

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layer and stitched it down. It’s not the
prettiest because I was winging it, but

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it’s- I mean that feels like a better
option than to just have raw zigzagged

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edges right there, especially when these
edges are enclosed. It just seemed weird.

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And then my last pet peeve and it’s a
minor pet peeve for setting in the

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sleeves. What they have you do is to run
basting stitches along the sleeve arm to

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gather the sleeve in to set it into the
armhole. Now that in and of itself is not

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a problem. My problem is that I only
needed to gather down about an inch and

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a quarter to get the sleeve to fit in
the sleeve hole. If that’s the only

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difference, why wasn’t that pattern
graded so that the sleeve would fit in

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the sleeve hole? I think if it was two
inches, three inches to gather a down

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shirt fine, but an inch and a quarter?
That just seems like an unnecessary step

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for a pajama top, you know?

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But overall I’m pretty pleased with how
this turned out. My stitching could have

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been neater. I should have for the top
stitching extended that stitch length a

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bit. I think I wasn’t as careful with
this because it was a pair of pajamas as

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with something else I would normally
make. This is pretty big on me which I’m

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not mad about because it’s pajamas, but I
would just be aware of it this is gonna

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run a little larger than just a regular
shirt anyway because usually this the

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size that I picked would be, you know the
correct size, it would fit in the

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shoulders, but this since it’s pajamas
it’s pretty well off the shoulder and

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it’s giant, but that’s fine because I’m
going to sleep in it when it’s cold

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enough to sleep in it again. So my next
new sewing project will be a pair of I

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call them pirate pants because that’s
what I took the pattern from. It’s a pair

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of long loose flowy trousers, very simple,
that I used to wear as pirate pants at

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the Renaissance Faire. I have since made
myself a new pair of those pants and

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it’s the same pattern I used for those
woven pants that I made a while back, so

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I was just revisiting my draft of the
pattern because I don’t have enough of

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this to make a full pair of pants
without like real creative piecing so I

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think I’m gonna go for like a mid-calf
pair of pants which works better for

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summer so the more easily tuck into my
knee-high rubber boots for the current

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swamp land that is our yard because
it’s so humid right now and then a few

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people expressed interest on Instagram
about having a pattern for it, so I’ll

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probably do up a
a free PDF because they’re very simple.

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They’re very adjustable and I may still
have to get creative with either the

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waistband or the bottom hems for these
pants because the the width of this

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fabric is plenty however the length of
this fabric is cutting it real close to

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the measurement that I gave myself for
mid-calf so I may have to do a separate

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casing piece for either the drawstring
at the bottom of the legs or the

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drawstring at the waist depending on if
I can get to 27 inches from the fold to

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the edge these pieces of fabric. But this
project isn’t going to start for a while

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because I want to re-dye this fabric.
This is linen fabric that I did a eco

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printing experiments on and some of its
better than others. Like this is pretty

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cool, but most of it is just kind of
muddy splotches which in this color

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doesn’t look great but Gabby, my sister,
has some powdered natural dye extract

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including logwood. I thought logwood
might be a good option to over dye these

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with to get a kind of purple. It’ll
probably be like a muddy purple and I

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may need to like throw some red
something in there. I think she said she

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also has madder so I’ll ask her to
bring that up to drop it off. Yeah so the

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plan is to over dye these, but until I
over dyed them I’m not going to cut the

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fabric or anything just so that I can
make sure I have more or less the same

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dye process on both of these two pieces
of fabric.

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And I’m probably going to be sewing this
on my- hang out let me get it. On my tiny

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little hand crank sewing machine just to
get used to how this machine works. This

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is primarily straight edges the only
part that’s not straight is this little

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curved seam for the crotch of the pants,
but it’s not that big of a deal and you

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know these are so loose and baggy that
any like jarring mistakes are really

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well hidden. I’m also waiting for new
needles for this little machine to come

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in. Yeah so that’s the plan for this. In
the meantime if I do any sewing work, I

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want to practice welt pockets because I
want to make a black version of the

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vests that I made for Gabby’s wedding and
I want it to have watch pockets in it. So

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I got to practice some welt pockets and
potentially insert some welt pockets

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into that vest that I made for Gaby’s
wedding so that if / when I ever

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wear it again I can wear it with a watch
and be super fancy. Hello.

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I’m actually filming this wrap-up
Saturday June 20th, which tells you how

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long I’ve been working on this video. I
just wanted to address a few things

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before putting this video out there.
First thing about videos going forward- I

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have my notes down here so I don’t
forget anything of what I’m about to say

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so hopefully I get it all in. Videos
going forward are going to be more vlog

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style like you’ve seen
this month and April, partially because I

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can exercise more creative muscles with
different types of video editing. I’ve

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really enjoyed playing with the video
editing on these two videos. I’m also

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just doing less knitting than I was
doing which I may have talked about

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before but I can’t remember because

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memory doesn’t exist. Anyway, when I am
knitting, I’m more focused on single

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items and completing those single items
these days because of how I’m crafting.

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I’m also finding that my personal focus
is moving away towards capital letters

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The Knitting Community. I mean I’m still
gonna be around and knitting that’s not

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going to change, but I’m at the point
where I’m not buying yarn or buying

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patterns the way that I used to and I’m
not physically knitting as much for my

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physical health. It’s been a couple of
years- it’s been about two years since my

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hand injury thing really put a stop to
24 hour

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knitting marathons and it’s it’s just
allowed me to step back and see the sort

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of

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what’s the word I’m looking for

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sort of the- the not the rut that I got
myself into, but like the patterns of

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behavior I was getting myself into with
these two things and it’s- I’ve really

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been noticing lately how much of The
Knitting Community all capital letters

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is about buying things and holding
yourself to production. I mean there’s

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nothing wrong with buying things. There’s
nothing wrong with having goals. But it

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just seems like there’s this pressure to
buy all the new cool yarn and to make

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all the cool new patterns which I’m not
really about anymore. I mean I’m still

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watching some knitting podcasts, but I
have unsubscribed to a lot of them. And

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I’m still gonna be on Ravelry updating
my projects. I’m just broadening the

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focus of things that I like to make so
that I don’t one hurt myself, as we’ve

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seen that I’m so capable of doing and
also just being able to show the

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different kinds of things that I like to
make in a way that’s good for me to film

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and hopefully interesting for you to
watch. I think the more unstructured

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video clip style is better for that than
sitting here and talking at you for an

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hour and a half. Second thing I wanted to
talk about with these video videos is a

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way to support black creators here on
YouTube. I’ve been

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thinking about ways that I can help
uplift those black voices because I, like

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many of us, lost momentum after last
January. The intentions were good, but I

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mean if you don’t face this kind of
racism or hold yourself to doing

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anti-racist work consistently, it just
peters out and I’m guilty of that. So I

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don’t make any money off of these
YouTube videos. I don’t have any deals

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with somebody wanting to sponsor this
mess and I’ve been a YouTube partner

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since 2010 when it was still called the
partner program. And I have not yet made

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the minimum $100 for Google Adsense to
send me any money. Ten years. So when I do

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receive that money, I will put it towards
a good cause. However, I don’t make

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anything for doing these videos, but I do
have a fairly consistent viewership. I

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average out about- I think my analytics
said about 120 to 175 views per video. I

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have as of recording this 1566 subscribers. That’s

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not zero. So I’m offering free ad space
in my videos for Black youtubers, Black

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creators, Black designers, Black dyers- if
you’ve got something to advertise, I have

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space for you in these videos. I figure
there will kind of be like three types

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of advertisements. If if you’re somebody
who does video work, say you’ve got a

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video podcast or a channel here on
YouTube that you’d like to advertise, if

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you
to make a short video clip that I can

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just insert into this video send it on
over. If you have slideshows or photos

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that you want me to show with some text
for me to read about a pattern you’re

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designing or tech editing services that
you have or whatever- that kind of stuff-

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send that on over. If you just want a
shout-out for a fundraiser that you’re

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running or something like that or you’ve
got a class coming up at this creator

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festival thing that’s coming up or
whatever, you can send me those, too. Any

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Black business advertisements, please
send to freakish lemon podcast at

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gmail.com.
That email address will be down below in

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the box. Yeah, so if you want to advertise
on my videos and you’re a Black-owned

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business and, I mean, this will likely
open up to other POC owned businesses,

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but like right now we’re uplifting Black
voices specifically, which is really

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important. So please send me a message at
that email address we’ll work something

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out. I will commit to one video per month,
so if it’s really time-sensitive, I might

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not be the best venue for you. But if you
have say a class that’s gonna go live in

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September and you’d like to advertise it
in my July video or my August video, I

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can work that out.
Any ads that are in my video will also

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get a post on my Instagram feed. I’ll
likely do a post that my video is live

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and then subsequent posts about each
business/creator/whoever after that. So

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yeah, have some of my airtime. And the
last thing I wanted to address is the

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segment Other Stuff, which since I’m no
longer doing segments, um I’m not really

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going to be chatting other stuff on this
platform anymore unless it becomes

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particularly relevant. You know if I’m
designing a costume based off of

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something, obviously I’ll talk about that
thing, or if you know a video game or a

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book series or a movie series or
whatever has taken over my life, I’m sure

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you’ll hear about it,
but if it’s not particularly relevant, I

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don’t think I’m gonna talk about it on
here anymore. For books you can follow me

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as freakishlemon on Goodreads. I try to
keep that fairly updated. For fan content

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of any kind, feel free to follow me on
tumblr as freakishlemon. That’s where a

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lot of my fandom stuff is happening
these days. Any major things that I get

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involved with will be mentioned or
linked or whatever over at

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freakishlemon.com. And of course if
you’re really interested in what TV show

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I’m binging at the moment, you can shoot
me a message on any of those any of

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those platforms that I’m on, you know any
of them. I think they all have a direct

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message feature. I’m not pulling away
from social media, but I have been

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feeling pressure- and this has been like
an ongoing thing I think, but it’s really

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been exacerbated since becoming
unemployed and COVID and everything.

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There’s a lot of pressure to overextend
yourself and share everything all the

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time because that’s how these companies
make money and that’s how the cultures

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on these platforms kind of developed
because of that like marketing influence

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from these companies. So um I’m trying to
better compartmentalize what belongs

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where because I don’t like this pressure
to perform all of the aspects of my life

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all of the time everywhere. Because
social media is a performance. That’s

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just how it is. Like, it may be a simple
performance for you but it it’s a

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performance. And

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there’s a lot of complicated feelings
about online performance, so I guess what

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I’m doing is I’m taking stock of the
tool box and seeing which tool is best

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used where and frankly me rambling on
for 20 minutes about the Clone Wars is

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not necessarily a YouTube item unless
it’s directly related to the rest of

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video content. So again you can follow me
at other places if you want to hear

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about other things than me making stuff
and videos of nature. So that’s I think

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all the bullet points that I had, so
that’s gonna do it for me. Goodbye.

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